Students who do not have the necessary prerequisites for this unit should enrol in KRA001, Chemistry Foundation Unit and KMA003, Mathematics Foundation Unit. A chemistry major is recognised by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) as meeting the requirements for Graduate Member (MRACI) provided that either a mathematics or physics unit is also taken at 1st year level in addition to both KRA101 and KRA102. Lab coat and safety glasses are required.
Together with Chemistry 1B, this is a core unit for the Chemistry major, and for Environmental Science, Science and Biomedical Science students, providing them with the fundamental knowledge and concepts in inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Inorganic Chemistry (Chemical Bonding and Structure) covers atomic structure, bonding theories, the systematic chemistry of s- and p- block elements. Organic Chemistry covers the preparation, properties and reactions of the major classes of organic compounds. Physical Chemistry in this unit involves a study of the behaviour of gases, the solubility of gases and inorganic and organic compounds, chemical and solution equilibria, colligative properties, acids, bases and buffers.
|Unit name||Chemistry 1A|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Dr Trevor Lewis
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.
On completion of this unit, you will be able to:
- Relate atomic structures to the properties of elements and molecular structures to the properties of compounds.
- Demonstrate a theoretical and practical knowledge of the occurrence, synthesis, properties and reactions of a number of classes of organic compounds.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the behaviour of gases, electrolyte and non-electrolyte solutions, chemical equilibria, and the behaviour of acids, bases and buffers in water-based systems.
- Test and investigate theoretical chemical principles by successfully using fundamental experimental techniques in the laboratory.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2020: $1,190.00||2020: $2,701.00||010599|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
On-campus students: 3 hrs lectures and 1 hr tutorial weekly (13 wks), 3 hrs practical weekly (8 wks) - pracs start week 3.
Lab work (20%), 2 x 1-hr mid-sem tests (20%), 3-hr end-of-sem exam (60%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.
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